Hello friends, meet Regina Askia
Regina Askia-Williams (born Imaobong Regina Askia Usoro, Lagos, Nigeria 1967 - ) - also known as Regina Askia - is a Nigerian-born, American-based registered nurse (RN), healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer, and public speaker, who found fame as an actress and model.
In 1988, Askia-Williams - a former Medical student who had transferred from the University of Calabar to the University of Lagos - was crowned Miss Unilag. That same year, she competed in the MBGN 1988 contest. Though she was highly tipped to win the contest by the audience and the outgoing Miss Intercontinental, Joan Maynard, she placed second. However, she became titleholder the following year when winner Bianca Onoh resigned. In 1990, Askia-Williams represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International held in Leningrad, Russia, and came second. She also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan, where she made an impact with the most outstanding traditional costume.
Askia-Williams is married to American Rudolph 'Rudy' Williams, nephew of Ron Everette and grandson of Fess Williams; together the couple have two children - daughter Teesa Olympia and son Rudolph Junior. Askia-Williams's other daughter, model Stephanie Hornecker, is from a previous relationship. She currently lives in America with her family, and is now a registered nurse (RN) practicing in New York City.
Askia-Williams survived the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She escaped from the building, where she worked at the time, only three months after relocating to New York City with her family.Culled from wikipedia